Simply Indie Podcast

Simply Indie Podcast

The Simply Indie Podcast is a show brought to you by the Simply Indie Film Festival in Edmond, Oklahoma. Each episode features a guest from within the Oklahoma film industry and creative scene. These conversations will focus on what's going on in the film world, as well as each guest's journey to where they are today.

Episodes

November 28, 2022 19 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk with Cherokee Nation Film Office Director Jennifer Loren about her start in journalism to the docuseries "Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People", how the CNFO was created and the services they provide for Indigenous filmmakers, what The Cherokee Film Studios, Owasso Campus has to offer, and more. 

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On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk with Mekko Toretto about how creating his own characters for "Jurassic Park" helped spark his film journey, the experience he had on "Reservation Dogs", his upcoming short film "Herbie", advice for filmmakers looking to write & direct their own films, and more. 

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November 14, 2022 19 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk to Melissa Caswell about the program that helped jumpstart her film career, her experience working on the film "Minari", the advice she'd give to someone working on their first film set, and more. 

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November 7, 2022 34 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk with Zoe Sherinian about her work in ethnomusicology, her documentary "Sakthi Vibrations", the classes she offers at The University of Oklahoma, and more. 

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October 31, 2022 29 min

On this Halloween edition of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk with Orrin Ponkilla and Cary Thomas Cody about the origin of the Skull Crawlers Movie Club, their scary stories podcast 'Suspend Disbelief', the inspiration behind their short films and brand, spooky stories from the state, and more. 

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October 24, 2022 25 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk with Amy Janes of Green Pastures Studio about how she became a filmmaker, what went into the decision to call Oklahoma home for Green Pastures and the services they offer, the Storytellers Initiative competition partnership with the Cherokee Nation, and more. 

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October 17, 2022 21 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk to Jennifer Ross about transitioning her public accounting experience to the film industry, her take on the film rebate situation in the state, how Tulsa King impacted the local economy, and more. 

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October 10, 2022 21 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk with Jennifer Seaton about her journey to becoming tourism director of Visit Edmond, how Edmond can be there for filmmakers, what the city has to offer, and more. 

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October 3, 2022 19 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk about scary movies and scenes that have made an impact on us as we enter spooky season. 

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September 26, 2022 30 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk with Matt Payne about his time as a writer in LA, his experiences as a travel photographer, the creation of Prairie Surf Media, the current landscape of Oklahoma film, and more. 

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September 19, 2022 31 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk with filmmaker Adam Ropp about how disliking movies got him working in the film industry, the short film "Ghosts", what it's like being a part of the Guthrie Historic Preservation Commission, advice for film producers, and more. 

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On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, Lynzi and Marisa talk about how the Simply Indie Film Festival began, the different aspects of running a film festival, our partnership with FAI, and more. 

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September 5, 2022 17 min

On this episode, we're talking with actor and producer Randy Wayne about his production company Thunderbird Films, his journey to becoming an actor, relocating from LA to Oklahoma, and more.

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August 29, 2022 20 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we're talking about the movies that made a mark on us and what events are coming up for Simply Indie.

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August 22, 2022 28 min

On this episode, the Simply Indie team talks with Oklahoma filmmaker Yousef Kazemi about how he got into making films, his job with the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, resources for those looking to get involved with the state's film scene, and more. 

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August 15, 2022 38 min

On this episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, we talk with filmmaker Jason Head about his experience directing documentaries, his journey into the film industry, film distribution, and more. 

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August 8, 2022 26 min

In this episode, Simply Indie speaks with Camila Chaves Rojas about her journey into the film scene in Oklahoma, her job as a programmer with deadCenter, and more.

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August 1, 2022 15 min

In the first ever episode of the Simply Indie Podcast, hosts Marisa, Lynzi, and Nick discuss what Simply Indie has to offer, what to expect with the podcast, and more. 

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